Go to college for free? Sort of...

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by friendorfoe, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. Vinipink

    Vinipink Accounting Monster

    I found this in the AJU blog and comes from the president:

    Lowering the cost of attending college
    Posted by Andrew Jackson University at 7/7/2008 and is filed under uncategorized

    Starting this week, Andrew Jackson University is testing a new method of financing a college education. We will be utilizing the private market with 21st century marketing techniques to completely eliminate out-of-pocket tuition for our students.

    To take advantage of this new and unique opportunity, students need only to apply to Andrew Jackson University through one of our marketing partner sites. Applying through a partner site makes the applicant eligible for a 100% tuition sponsorship for their entire program at AJU. Once enrolled, the student will only need to pay a per-semester student fee, a per-course proctoring fee, and for textbooks. The net effect of this program is that a student can reduce out of pocket expenses by 50% or more while studying at AJU.

    To date, AJU has entered into two sponsor partnerships. The first is with an up-and-coming Social Learning Network called PupilCity (www.pupilcity.com); the second is with a local Alabama magazine, Birmingham Parent.

    'Take Education Anywhere' has another meaning. At AJU, we make education accessible and affordable - Anywhere!

    For more information, contact admissions at 800-429-9300, opt 1.

    - Don Kassner, AJU President


    Now, that it is a deal in writing!
  2. Tireman 44444

    Tireman 44444 Well-Known Member

    I just wished they had doctoral classes to offer.
  3. pugbelly

    pugbelly New Member

    I hear what you're saying and I see what is written, but I would get it in writing. That simply does not match the info I was given by the school.

  4. Clapper

    Clapper New Member

    The blog posting is from the university's president on the university's Web site. If that's not in writing . . . .
  5. macattack

    macattack New Member

    I agree with Pug - a blog entry is not a contract. Just get it in writing specific to you and your degree. It should be no problem for the school if they do in fact lock in the fee schedule for your entire degree.
  6. Vinipink

    Vinipink Accounting Monster

    Nobody is saying that is a contract, but is an offer extended to someone and if that someone accepts such an offer base on information given by someone in this case the president of the university, then is a contract, unless they counteroffer. You can note he is giving you instructions on how to contract with the university.

    Besides, this information comes from the chief of the Indians, at it seems that many people are giving mix information, which is not the information provided in the catalog and by the president. Besides, I am pretty sure he will not contradict himself, that would be a bad move! Asking won't hurt but it sure will clarify.
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  7. TCord1964

    TCord1964 New Member

    I have submitted my application and I'm supposed to be contacted soon by an admissions rep. I'll be sure to ask them if the "fees only" offer is for a limited time, or for the whole degree program. This will definitely affect whether I actually enroll or not.

    Incidentally, Tammy Kassner in the admissions department had been emailing back and forth with me about the "zero tuition" deal, but my emails to her over the past couple of days have bounced back.
  8. scaredrain

    scaredrain Member

    I received my credit evaluation and was awarded the maximum credit transfer of 18 semester graduate credit hours and I will start my Executive MBA program at AJU in September it looks like. I will only have to complete 6 classes! I will contact my advisor about my tuition and enrollment agreement, to figure out which will be the best option for the courses I want to take, such as the maximum credits allowed.

    Thanks to those who posted this great offer!
  9. jek2839

    jek2839 New Member

    Hi DI,

    I also received my evaluation today and I plan to start the MBA - Health Systems Management (2nd MBA - 1st MBA Grantham Univ).

    I plan to start September 2008.

    Someone will ask why is he completing a 2nd MBA?

    ANSWER: Zero Tuition, Different university, Books Free (Military Scholarship) and only 18 credits to completion and Cheaper than a Graduate Certificate program.

    Out of pocket cost $400 x 3 semesters = $1,200 GRAND TOTAL

    1st MBA - General
    2nd MBA - Health Systems Management

    Thanks Andrew Jackson University :)
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  10. Abner

    Abner Well-Known Member

    That's cool!!!!! Good for you.

    Abner :)
  11. jek2839

    jek2839 New Member

    Thanks Abner :)
  12. pugbelly

    pugbelly New Member

    I am so jealous of the people that already have their bachelor degrees and are in a position to jump on this offer. I still have another 11 months left in my program at Bellevue. Damn! Good for all of you.

  13. Vinipink

    Vinipink Accounting Monster

    Hey I got the same deal! Nice, I also enrolled in the Master of Health Services

    You forgot you can also add the payment plan in top of that! :D
  14. Abner

    Abner Well-Known Member

    That should really round out your resume. You just can't beat the deal.

    Abner :)
  15. macattack

    macattack New Member

    I'm curious how this sort of arrangement works. What "21st Century marketing techniques" are being used to offset tuition?

    The patners are not exactly heavy hitting sponsors.

    What am I missing?
  16. siersema

    siersema Active Member

  17. TCord1964

    TCord1964 New Member

    This offer is also good for undergraduate degrees at AJU. I'm not suggesting you jump ship...just putting it out there.
  18. Vinipink

    Vinipink Accounting Monster

    A chance to do another degree almost "free"!

    As I mention before, money is being make by the sponsor (not the school, well money save is money earn) by selling your information!
  19. Vinipink

    Vinipink Accounting Monster

    Yes, it gives me options indeed~
  20. pugbelly

    pugbelly New Member

    I know it is, but I really like my major at Bellevue and I feel strongly that the bachelor's degree should be RA since it serves as the platform for everything else.

    Thanks though!


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